It's the Third Saturday in October: Tennessee Vols vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Preview (10/21/23)
Alabama (#11/8, 6-1, 4-0), meanwhile, saw a 24-6 lead whittled down to just 24-21, but held on to beat Arkansas at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Both games were similar in that it felt like each home team was in control, yet struggled to put the visitor away for good.
Previously on Vols vs. Tide: In one of the most cathartic wins for Vol fans this century, Tennessee won a 52-49 thriller on a Tennessee Saturday Night in Neyland Stadium last October. The win ended a 15-year drought against Bama in a series known for its streaks. In fact, in the last 100 years there have only been seven "one-off" victories, i.e., games where the win did not start a streak of at least two, and most often four-plus games in the series.